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January 28, 2010


Considering it's Doppelgänger week on Facebook, I thought I'd mention that I have my very own Doppelgänger at work and his name is, well, Chris!

See, I share an office with another Chris. Yes, the jokes abound. Let's see, there's Chris 1 and Chris 1, Chris P and Chris T and Chris Squared.

It's actually kind of wierd because we implement practically all the same interfaces. People will come into our office and just say "Chris?" and then settle for whoever happens to answer first. Sometimes we just sit there silently the other Chris will be explicitly requested.

Sure, there are differences between us. He's been with the same company for 8 years while in the last 8 years I've been with, well, 8 companies! We take turns being the installer team lead. He usually has the helm when I leave to work elsewhere gladly giving it back to me when I return. What a friend... I think. :-)

Did I mention that he really gets it when it comes to setup and that he's joined the blog team?

While he hasn't actually posted yet, I do know that he has an interesting story to write regarding his trip out to PDC last fall and a deployment focus group he attended.

Maybe if everyone says hello he'll actually get around to hitting the submit button.


Gary AnselmoMarnach said...

OMG You guys are too funny! Have you rid yourself of all those vbscript CAs?

Chris, no- not you, the other one... here's a poke to post something for us to read.

Christopher Painter said...

We can neither confirm or deny the existence of VBScript CA's in our installers. We can also neither confirm or deny if hypothetical VBScript CA's have been refactorted into DTF CA's. Nor can we confirm or deny the proliferation of WiX in place of InstallShield in our environment.